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Major Attractions & Sightseeing Tours in India

Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple Tirupati
Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple Tirupati (Credit.362184050)
Tirupati is a small town in Andhra Pradesh, famous for its temples. It is an important pilgrimage centers in south India. It is famous for the Tirupati Balaji Temple which millions of pilgrims and tourists from around the world. Other than that, there are other famous temples in Tirupati that hold religious significance and are visited by millions of devotees each year.

Top Temples in Tirupati

Agastyaswamy Temple: Located just 12 km from Tirupati, Agastyaswamy Temple is a significant pilgrimage center. It lies at the confluence of Swarnamukhi, Bhima and Kalyan rivers. It features three beautifully sculptured entrances along with a separate shrine for Goddess Parvati. The statue of Balaji, Ayyappa and Ganapati are erected on a mandap which lies just opposite the shrine in the middle of the river. A small shrine dedicated to Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Anjaneya is also located near the tank.

Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple Tirupati: This in another important pilgrimage destination in Tirupati visited by thousands of devotees. The temple is dedicated to Sri Venkateswara and houses deities like Lord Vishnu in reclining position and Lord Krishna. In the year 1130AD, the shrine was purified by the famous Saint Ramanujacharya. Brahmotsavam celebrated in the month of Vaishakha is a major festival attracting millions of pilgrims and tourists. The annual float festival is also celebrated here with great enthusiasm.

Agastyaswamy Temple and Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple are some of the major temples in Tirupati. Besides these, Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple, Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple and Tiruchanur Padmavati Temple also hold important religious significance.